LIVE: Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three @ Caffe Lena, 10/23/11
Pokey LaFarge is a very personable young man with a retro suit and hair, who sings old swing/jazz songs, as well as new songs that sound more or less like old swing/jazz songs.
He and his band give every song its own special reason and spark. They are tight and know what they are doing.
OK, there is just a little bit of show-biz stuff, but it is like the sprinkles on a double-dip ice cream cone – some tasty accents on top of a whole hunk of delicious goodness.
Caffe Lena is a small venue for them to play, and their star is rising, so the next local venue will surely be bigger. Be sure to go. I’ll be there.
Review by Bowtie
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk